Question for the week: And while we’re thinking about books converted to tv/movies. Do you ever sit and wonder who could be cast as your favorite characters? (Please feel free to give examples!)
What actors do you think have done particularly excellent jobs with some of your favorite characters?
Every time I read a new book and get to know new characters, I think about how they would look like. I try to imagine them as close to how the author described them and I more often than not, I have a real person in my head (usually someone I know or have seen somewhere before). I very rarely think about who could be cast as my favorite characters just because I don’t know that many movie stars.
Although, I can name a few that I thought did an excellent job portraying my favorite characters. First one that I thought of when I read the question was Tom Hanks as Robert Langdon from Dan Brown‘s Da Vinci Code and Angels and Demons. Then there’s Emma Watson as Hermione from J.K. Rowling‘s Harry Potter series and as Sam from Stephen Chbosky‘s The Perks of Being a Wallflower. I also loved Mark Wahlberg as Jack Salmon and Stanley Tucci as George Harvey from Alice Sebold‘s The Lovely Bones – they were very convincing. I could go on forever with this list so I’ll leave you with the latest addition – Leonardo DiCaprio as Jay Gatsby from F. Scott Fitzgerald‘s The Great Gatsby. I just watched it a few days ago and I thought he was magnificent! I can’t think of any other person to cast as Jay Gatsby other than Leo. He did an awesome job!
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